elimik: Do you sometimes write small python scripts for yourself? Not exercises from books or the internet, just for yourself, something that you think might be useful, even if there might be a ready solution somewhere out there. For example , I wrote a script that prints out my laptop's battery level using the subprocess module, which is useful when I work in shell mode. Or a script that sets my desktop wallpaper. Or one to create gifs. Or a script to convert mph to km/h. Things like that.

I should start doing that — I am starting to get into a jam with some of my Python tutorials/courses. Maybe if I rewind a little and apply what I already know to build some basic scripts — some of the concepts will start to stick better. 

madcomputerscientist: Python is my primarily language for personal and work time. It's an extremely powerful high level language. I'd recommend sticking with it, picking up on Javascript, knowing html & css, and learning more of the stack. It'll make you extremely valuable. Check out Instagram's post for how they use Python, Google "what-powers-instagram-hundreds-of-instances-dozens-of"

I already know a good deal of HTML and CSS — and continually learning more as I start to build a new website for myself. As of the past few days I’ve been getting in a bit of a jam with python. Anyways, I’ll check out that article you recommended!

caio-sb: Hey! Do you program C++? I'm just kidding. Don't fear when someone asks it to you. C++ isn't a so bad language at all. C is very much confusing. The problem isn't C++ itself, but what people usually do using it - stacks, trees, lists etc; they could do it in any other language, but they prefer to use C++ (or C, sometimes). C++ it isn't that hard at all, I mean, it is no Python, but at least it's no Assembly. By the way, what's your favourite programming language?

Haha .. Thanks for your insight. I never had any plans on learning C or C++. However, people keep asking me about it so it made me curious. Right now I am just sticking with Python. I also know HTML and a fair amount of CSS (not that those are programming languages) and a bit of php. Compared to php, python is way better! At least in my opinion …

onlysaneman: if you're looking into C++, there's some good resources out there. I'd recommend "Jumping into C++" if you're curious, the ebook versions aren't expensive. As far as languages go, it does very little of the work for you but that means you don't get as tempted by laziness as I find I do with more flattering languages - plus, if done right it's just about as fast as C AND is object-oriented. (in the interests of full disclosure, I'm also a beginner so I may be completely wrong about all of this)

Hey thanks for the insight ! I’ll definitely be sticking with python for the time being, but I’ll keep it in mind for the future